House Bills as of May 17, 2022

House Bill No. 6612
BY  Bennett
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Same as 21H-5178 –Continues all provisions of expired firefighters’ collective bargaining agreements until a successor agreement is reached between the parties or an interest arbitration award is rendered.)
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01/06/2022 Introduced, referred to House Labor
House Bill No. 6618
BY  Casimiro, Craven, Noret, Fenton-Fung, C Lima
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES – PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Same as 21H-5118 — Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.)
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01/06/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/12/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7021  SUB A
BY  Bennett, C Lima, Solomon, Edwards, Shanley, Serpa, Amore, Carson, Craven, Noret
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY — ANIMAL CARE (Allows emergency medical treatment to police dogs injured in the line of duty, which would include transporting by ambulance.)
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01/10/2022 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services
02/03/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
04/22/2022 Scheduled for consideration (04/26/2022)
04/25/2022 Proposed Substitute
04/26/2022 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
04/29/2022 Placed on House Calendar (05/03/2022)
05/03/2022 House passed Sub A
House Resolution No. 7040
Resolution 008
BY  Casimiro, Casey, Shekarchi, Blazejewski, Filippi, Noret, Kazarian, Solomon, Alzate, Shallcross Smith
ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2022, TO BE “FIREFIGHTER CANCER AWARENESS MONTH” IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
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01/11/2022 House read and passed
House Bill No. 7089
BY  Bennett, Edwards, Amore, Craven, Noret, Hull, J Lombardi, Fogarty, Barros, Alzate
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Provides that all contractual provisions in a firefighter’s collective bargaining agreement would continue until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.)
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01/12/2022 Introduced, referred to House Labor
02/02/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7180
BY  Casimiro, Ruggiero, Noret, Cortvriend, McEntee, Alzate, Kazarian, Roberts, Fenton-Fung, Felix
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES — SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS RATE REVIEW AND RATE SETTING PROCESS ACT OF 2022 (Requires EOHHS assisted by 24 member advisory committee to provide review/recommendations for rate setting/ongoing review of social service programs licensed by state departments/agencies and Medicaid.)
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01/26/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/12/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7197
BY  Diaz, Slater, Biah, Morales, Alzate
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS (Limits the sale of fireworks to one week prior to and including the 4th day in July, and may only be used, exploded, or cause to be exploded between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
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01/26/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/01/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7206
BY  Place, Chippendale
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Authorizes fire districts or any municipal volunteer fire departments to provide for an exemption from fire taxes for volunteer firefighters.)
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01/26/2022 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
02/16/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7287
BY  Place, Chippendale, Quattrocchi, Fenton-Fung, Newberry
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – COMPOSITION OF FIRE DISTRICT AND PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT BOARDS OF COMMISSIONERS (Allows individuals receiving state pensions to serve on fire and utility district boards. Provides for no reporting of compensation levels or hours worked to any state agency except for tax purposes.)
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02/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/27/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7383
BY  Solomon, Donovan, Abney, Cortvriend, Ruggiero, Shallcross Smith
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS – RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY (Mandates the RITBA to design a safety barrier or netting system on the Mount Hope Bridge, the Claiborne Pell Bridge, and the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge by April 1, 2022, with construction commencing no later than January 1, 2023.)
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02/09/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/12/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7389
BY  Shallcross Smith, Casimiro, Kislak, J Lombardi, Morales, McGaw, Henries, Alzate, Fenton-Fung, Ruggiero
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS — CORE STATE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS SERVICES SYSTEMS (Establishes a core state behavioral health crisis services system, to be administered by the director of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.)
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02/09/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
03/16/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7404
BY  Noret, Hull, Casimiro, Baginski, Hawkins, Solomon, Corvese, Vella-Wilkinson, Amore, Craven
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – PUBLIC SAFETY ORGANIZATION PERSONNEL AND PEER SUPPORT MEMBERS (Establishes a testimonial privilege for communications with critical incident stress management peer support personnel.)
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02/09/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
04/13/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7436
BY  Cortvriend, Speakman, Carson, Potter, McGaw, Knight, Bennett, McEntee, Handy, Kislak
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — COMPREHENSIVE PFAS BAN ACT OF 2022 (Prohibits use of PFAS in carpets, upholstered furniture, textile furnishings, apparel, cosmetics, juvenile products, cookware, firefighting foam and gives authority to the department of environmental management to regulate and the use.)
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02/11/2022 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
02/17/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7497
BY  Messier, Williams, McEntee, Casimiro, Ajello, Shallcross Smith, Donovan, Cortvriend, McGaw, Caldwell
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES — RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (Awards all members of the pension system a three percent (3%) (COLA) if certain conditions are met.)
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02/16/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
03/15/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7541
BY  Speakman, Casimiro, Cortvriend, Handy, Donovan, Fogarty
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY- SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS – PFAS CHEMICALS (Prohibits the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals during training exercises and would prohibit firefighter turnout gear containing PFAS chemicals.)
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02/18/2022 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
04/08/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
04/11/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Resolution No. 7519
BY  Messier, Fellela, Donovan, Speakman, J Lombardi, Cortvriend, Tanzi, Cassar, McEntee, Slater
ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE — RIGHT TO ADEQUATE EDUCATION (Adds two sections to the constitution/guarantees residents adequate education permitting learning at high levels, become lifelong learners, productive workers and responsible citizens/makes rights guaranteed under the constitution judicially enforceable.)
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02/16/2022 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections
03/04/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
04/06/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7613
(Office of Healthy Aging)
BY  Messier, Casey, Fellela
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE — CITIZENS COMMISSION FOR THE SAFETY AND CARE OF THE ELDERLY (Amends several sections of law relating to safety and care for the elderly including amending the composition of the commission and requiring designated representatives within the police and fire departments to serve as older adults safety advocates.)
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03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
03/07/2022 Committee transferred to House Finance
House Bill No. 7616
BY  Carson, Donovan, Ruggiero, McLaughlin, Cortvriend, Speakman, Ajello, Potter
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHY AGING (Renames the Office of Healthy Aging to The Department of Healthy Aging, restructures the administration and delivery of services, and expands the authority of its director in various ways.)
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03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
House Bill No. 7646
BY  C Lima, Perez, Bennett, Messier, Amore, Noret, McNamara, Serpa
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES — RETIREMENT SYSTEM — CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (Provides a retired teacher with 4% COLA increase for 10 years, reduced by every COLA year received, on the first $60,000 of retirement allowance. After totaling 10 years of adjustments, the annual increase shall be reduced to 3% until death.)
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03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
03/15/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7759
BY  Edwards, Bennett, Kennedy, Williams
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (Requires any person who transports a patient by a stretcher in a vehicle to be licensed as an emergency medical services provider through the director of health.)
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03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services
04/05/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7796
BY  Casey, Hull, Baginski, Noret, Craven, Messier, Williams, Edwards, C Lima
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS (Extends IOD benefits to police officers/firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress injuries/provides municipal police/firefighters retiring due to PTSI accidental disability retirement allowance.)
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03/03/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/27/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7976
BY  Casey, Chippendale, Noret, Kennedy
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL (Provides certain parties may not enter onto property where a fire occurred for solicitation or inspection of a fire loss, without the permission of the owner or occupant, until the property is released to the owners or occupants.)
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03/11/2022 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections
04/06/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 8042
BY  Filippi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — EXPLOSIVES (Requires two weeks’ notice to all abutters within five hundred feet of the commencement of any blasting operations.)
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03/23/2022 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections
04/06/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 8054
BY  Kislak
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (Amends the composition of the ambulance service coordinating advisory board by calling for recommendations from various societies.)
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03/25/2022 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services
04/05/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 8133
BY  Speakman, Casimiro, Solomon, Fogarty, Hull, Fenton-Fung, Carson, Cortvriend, Donovan, Casey
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL (Creates task force to study the issue of PFAS in firefighter gear, to monitor development of alternatives to this gear, develop timeline for replacing gear statewide and to develop strategy for funding the replacement gear from state or federal funds.)
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04/13/2022 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
House Resolution No. 8171
BY  Nardone, P Morgan
ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $3,000,000 FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDS TO THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED DELIVERY OF FIRE SUPPRESSION AND EMS SERVICES AND TO TRANSFORM THE DISTRICT FROM ITS EXISTING 3-PLATOON STAFFING MODEL TO A 4-PLATOON MODEL (This resolution would authorize the appropriation of the sum of $3,000,000 to the Central Coventry Fire District to ensure the continued delivery of fire suppression and EMS services and the transformation to a 4-platoon staffing model.)
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04/27/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/11/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 8172
BY  Nardone, Noret
ENTITLED, AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 492 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 2006 AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT (Amends the Central Coventry Fire District Charter to provide for purchasing, installing, operating and maintaining street lighting and the funding for its debt. Provides for the appointment of an Assistant Treasurer.)
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04/27/2022 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
House Bill No. 8232
BY  Chippendale
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INCORPORATE THE FOSTER FIRE DISTRICT (Creates a Foster Fire District with authority to levy taxes, for the purpose of providing fire and rescue services to the town of Foster, subject to its approval by qualified electors within the town of Foster, at the November 8, 2022, general election.)
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05/11/2022 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
Total Bills: 28
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 5/17/2022
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 4:33 PM